A NUMBER of homes across basingstoke were targeted by buglars last night. 

Police are investigating after properties in Chineham and Hatch Warren were broken into overnight.

The Basingstoke Neighbourhood Policing Team is currently carrying out enquires with effected residents in the area.

Hannah-Mae Keenan posted on Facebook: "Early hours of this moring we had a very unpleasant wakening. 

"At roughly 3.40am a man in blakc trousers, a blakc jacket with white lines and with a torch broke into our house. 

"Luckily he did not take anything but did take out net curtain down and the pole and threw it out the small window. We found this very perculler."

She added: "A few weeks ago the same thing was happening and people were spraying X's on gates to show that the house had a dog. 

"As nothing was taken but the net curtain was taken down we feel this could possibly be round two and that could of been some kind of sign to say we have a dog." 

PCSO Ryan Long said residents are reminded to make sure their homes are secure by “ensuring side gates are locked to prevent access to the rear of the property.”

Officers encourage residents to register high value items such as phones, laptops, game consoles and jewellery to Hampshire Constabularies immobilise database so that stolen items can be recovered more easily.

To register your items visit immobilise.com.

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